.Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a lip balm, but instead of being like the petrolatum and mineral oil-rich lip balms of yore, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is designed not only to lock moisture into the lips, but also to soften them. It has compounds like wax and shea butter to lock moisture in, but then polyisobutene and seed butter are designed to soften.
That’s the good news. Also good news: The fact that Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask does in fact make your lips softer. (If you’re anything like me and often go around with dry, flaky lips, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask can definitely make a difference if you apply it several times a day, not only at night).
I’m not real crazy about the fact that Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask has these hokey trademarked complexes in it. I mean, c’mon, Berry Mix Complex™, with the trademark?! Can’t you just be straight with consumers and say you added raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to the lip treatment?! Furthermore, there’s a second trademarked name, Moisture Wrap™technology, which has hyaluronic acid and minerals. Like wax and shea butter, these ingredients promise to lock moisture into the lips, but they are admittedly found in so low of a concentration in Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask that I’m not sure why they even bothered to mention it, much less trademark it and pitch it as a selling point.
Aside from my pride — I get a little pissed off when consumers are assumed to not understand ingredients and ingredient concentrations — I would say Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is as good as the FRESH Sugar Lip Balms and my ol’ mainstay, Clinique Superbalm for Lips. I wouldn’t say that Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is groundbreaking or revolutionary, but I would go so far as to say that, if you have chapped, dry, and/or peeling lips, this is a solid product that will most likely help.
Ingredients in Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl / Isostearyl / Cetyl / Stearyl / Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcristalline, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Synthetic Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire de Candelilla, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Butylene / Ethylene / Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene / Propylene / Styrene Copolymer, Mica (CI 77019), Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dimethicone, Fragrance / Parfum, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Methicone, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire de Carnauba, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 6 (CI 15850), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Water, Potassium Alginate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ascorbyl Glucoside.